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garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6643)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:07 AM

PLATINUM UPGRADES WP

I thought we were not supposed to get ads on the site?


Most enjoyable -- Oscar Wilde would have said "I wish I'd written that puzzle"

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:27 AM

Somebody went to the trouble of composing it, so i won't say anything harsh. Let's just say "Not to my liking at all". It would be a sad world if we all liked the same things.

barb1111
Barb1111  (Level: 104.1 - Posts: 215)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:28 AM

I must have missed the point of that puzzle.

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:32 AM

Was there even a point that was awful, and i usually enjoy the puzzles but did not enjoy this one, oh well different strokes for different folks. charlotte

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.6 - Posts: 3302)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:37 AM

I adored it! Somehow I got the inkling very early on, and it was lots of fun figuring them out. Way to go!

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:44 AM

When the Wordpuzzle is over after the one tonight is available, would someone please explain it to me? Guess I'm a little dense, but never did get it and lost almost every point I had.

Marilyn...

titansgal
Titansgal  (Level: 17.6 - Posts: 35)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:48 AM

What????????? That was awful............I must be an idiot.......

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 6th May '09 11:07 AM

Neato! Liked it almost as much as Bird did.

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Wed, 6th May '09 11:20 AM

What the hell was that??? First time I have ever bailed on a puzzle. Just didn't get it whatsoever.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 6th May '09 11:39 AM

I caught on too late and had already blown 10,000 moves.

Wish I could do it over now.

mrbojangles
Mrbojangles  (Level: 16.6 - Posts: 231)
Wed, 6th May '09 11:45 AM

I had 80 moves but was too embarrased to submit it. I like words like and, the, etc.
We should get a discount just for taking the puzzle!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 6th May '09 12:20 PM

Certainly didn't inspire me to go out and buy a membership.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofunky (Editor)  
Wed, 6th May '09 12:22 PM

Sorry, Nanpaulhus, your post had to be deleted for giving away a little too much about the word puzzle. A copy of your post will be sent to you via PM, and you can repost after the puzzle is over.

Thank you!

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Wed, 6th May '09 2:25 PM

I did not like this one either. I had 25 moves on the first puzzle! I bailed too, could not make sense of it.

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Wed, 6th May '09 2:53 PM

I thought it was great once I figured it out. Unfortunately, it took me 21 moves to figure it out.
21 moves for the first 2 puzzles, 3 moves for the last 3 - tooooooo sloooooooow.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 6th May '09 3:02 PM

There wasn't much chance of my post giving too much away. I still don't have a clue what it was all about.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 6th May '09 3:28 PM

Really frikking awful. Sorry, whoever. Maybe I'm just clueless, but I hated it.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.3 - Posts: 21602)
Wed, 6th May '09 3:32 PM

It was short so I stumbled through it-no offense -but am with the group who thought it a totally awful puzzle-

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 6th May '09 3:41 PM

hahahahaha - I'm with you, Cloggs. I just WISH I was smart enough to know something to accidentally leak information.

chender
Chender  (Level: 193.4 - Posts: 160)
Wed, 6th May '09 3:44 PM

So glad it wasn't just me. I really dreaded reading that other people had such fun with it - I baled out after solving the first clue.

monkeynips13
Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Wed, 6th May '09 3:51 PM

Sure wish I read Nan's deleted post before taking this WP. It would have saved me a lot of headscratching and random letter tapping.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 6th May '09 4:07 PM

Mildly amusing.

Congratulations to the aces.

didb72
Didb72  (Level: 210.0 - Posts: 243)
Wed, 6th May '09 4:15 PM

Hello all,

It took me three puzzles before having a clue about the full WP. However, I did not really like it but I respect the work done on it.
Cheers

Sploofus Editor
(Editor)  
Wed, 6th May '09 4:34 PM

Alvandy, we had to delete your post too. The double entendre might have been interpreted correctly. Very clever, though! Feel free to repost once the puzzle has ended.

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Wed, 6th May '09 5:15 PM

Nice one, Sploofernatural!

Worked it out after completing 1st puzzle in a zillion moves and losing 1100 points - after that it was fun trying to guess the remaining 4 puzzles from the clues - managed in another 7 moves (kicking myself for an incorrect guess on the last puzzle)!

Also kicking myself for reading Al's post after I'd completed puzzle - dang it, that first one would have been so much easier!

digs
Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Wed, 6th May '09 5:48 PM

I love this kind of puzzle.

A lot of head scratching on the first two puzzles and lost a ton of points but then I had a "hey I get it!!" moment and loved figuring out the other three.

Very clever Sploofernatural, thanks.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Wed, 6th May '09 6:01 PM

Right now I've taken a break from blowing letters on my first WP, deciding whether to bail. I hoped the chat would help, but I guess the ones that would have already gotten deleted. Well... back to wasting letters again. BBS.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Wed, 6th May '09 6:14 PM

I'm BAAAAAK. OK, I got part of it after the first WP, and was doing the thing without a clue of why, until it hit me on the last WP . OK...now I agree, it IS cute and clever! You wouldn't know it from my score, though.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Wed, 6th May '09 7:06 PM

Took 22 moves on the first one, then stared at it FOREVER.....then "lightbulb went off". Then 12 moves only on the last four! Wish we had "gotten it" right off the bat!


We thought this was intensely clever!

lamizell
Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Wed, 6th May '09 7:17 PM

Loved it! Wish I had figured it out a few letters sooner, but no complains.

virtus
Virtus  (Level: 161.9 - Posts: 2459)
Wed, 6th May '09 8:02 PM

CLEVER!!

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 6th May '09 8:30 PM

I did the lamest thing in WP history. After about 10 moves, I figured out it was PT upgraded from AU.
On two subsequent puzzles, I spelled the answer with an AU instead of a PT. Agggghhhh.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6643)
Wed, 6th May '09 8:41 PM

Were there any OR going to PT or was it all chemical symbols?

In any event I loved the idea, and though I wasted a vast number of guesses on my first puzzle I liked the test.

Thanks!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.5 - Posts: 7570)
Wed, 6th May '09 8:46 PM

I was busted? For what?
Thanks for saying my post was clever, but I protest such crass censorship.

Okay, I'll withdraw my protest.
[I did think my post would slip by the sharp editorial staff]

It's just part of my "chemistry", I suppose.

Kudos [to my editor Sploofernatural] for authoring the crass Sploofus "commercialism" puzzle anyway.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:08 PM

I LOVED this WP. Figured it out on the 1st one, after 15 moves! Strategy - put PT in first and work around it. I had never heard of one answer. It wasn't easy, that's for sure -- but it was fun. I ended up in 53rd place.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:49 PM

No WP comments from Smptg yet??

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:55 PM

Loved the WP....such a clever idea to substitute all Gold
for Platinum, even though I too forgot on the last puzzle
and left the AU in, instead of PT....
Love these twists and turns in the WPs.Unique ideas

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 6th May '09 10:56 PM

Guess he upgraded to Uranium.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4192)
Wed, 6th May '09 11:17 PM

I loved this word puzzle, but then I love chemistry! I also enjoy challenging head-scratchers. I thought this was very clever. Thanks for a lot of fun!

-- Geri

galleygal
Galleygal  (Level: 115.3 - Posts: 5)
Thu, 7th May '09 9:50 AM

I must be an idiot!!! I NEVER did figure it out but I decided to hang in there and continue instead of bailing! That was a mistake...I actually got a -200!!! Happily though, when my score came up it posted as a ZERO!!! Now at least I know what happens when you use all 5000 points up! I did not enjoy this puzzle at all. Still have no clue what the heck it was about!

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Thu, 7th May '09 10:59 AM

Hated this one. Figured it out after a few puzzles, but still hated it.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 7th May '09 11:34 AM

I liked it -- figured out the AU/PT substitution on the first puzzle -- then went on to make typo after typo wrecking my score. Oh well . . . . .

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 7th May '09 6:06 PM

Reminds me of the time I went to a karaoke bar and heard an alchemist sing Golder of the Pack ...

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Thu, 7th May '09 8:39 PM

For anyone who is still confused:

All of the puzzles contained words with 'au' in them, like 'daughter' (AU is the chemical symbol for gold).

The 'au' in the word was replaced with 'pt' (chemical symbol for platinum) - resulting in words like 'dptghter'

Hence the idea that GOLD was upgraded to PLATINUM!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Fri, 8th May '09 3:04 AM

nAU you let us caPTives know┬ž


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